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Who was Duke Ellington?  Cover Image Book Book

Who was Duke Ellington? / by M. D. Payne ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399539626
  • ISBN: 039953962X
  • ISBN: 9780399539633
  • ISBN: 0399539638
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An official WHOHQ book" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
Who was Duke Ellington? -- Edward Kennedy Ellington -- A life-changing sound -- Here comes the Duke! -- From DC Sweet to NYC Gutbucket -- Live from Cotton Club -- "It doesn't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing)" -- "Take the 'A' Train" -- "We love you madly" -- "Retire to what?" -- Beyond category -- Timelines.
Summary, etc.:
"A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 > Juvenile literature.
Composers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Band directors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Band directors.
Jazz musicians.
United States.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Band directors.
Jazz musicians.
African Americans > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 921 ELLINGTON (Text) 519203 Non-Fiction Available -

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